When my husband and I went on a trip to Italy, we kept hearing people talk about gnocchi. I had no idea what gnocchi was, so I simply had to order it and find out.
After trying it I still had no idea what gnocchi was, but I was nevertheless hooked. It's not quite pasta -- it's more of a dumpling that you can make with either ricotta and flour or mashed potato and flour.
Yet you use it just like you would a pasta. Any sauce that goes on pasta can go on gnocchi; any soup you would put pasta in, you can put gnocchi in.
The title of this post is not overly-exaggerated click bait. This recipe will seriously only take ten minutes of your time – in fact, it’s the easiest recipe I use.
Of course, it takes 3-8 hours afterwards to cook.
It seems to me that the longer something takes to cook, the easier it is to make. If you plan ahead an hour or two – or eight – quite often all you have to do is toss ingredients together and put them in the oven or crockpot.